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Common Toadflax Wildflower Seed

Product Code: 130JC2820-pro

Common Toadflax Wildflower Seed​ is a member of the Scrophulariaceae family, originating from Europe (including Britain) and North Asia. It is common throughout England, Wales and Scotland, but much less so in Northern Scotland and Ireland. It is found on railway ballast, roadsides, field-borders and wasteland where the soil is light and free-draining. The plant has been used in the treatment of a variety of ailments in the past, including liver problems, jaundice and sores. It was also believed to have the power to help rid the body of toxins. The name 'Toadflax' derives from the resemblance between one of the individual flowers and a toad, with the 'mouth' of the flower looking like that of a toad. The 'flax' part recalls the similarity between the Flax plant and the young stems before they develop flowers.

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Common Toadflax Wildflower Seed is a member of the Scrophulariaceae family, originating from Europe (including Britain) and North Asia. It is common throughout England, Wales and Scotland, but much less so in Northern Scotland and Ireland. It is found on railway ballast, roadsides, field-borders and wasteland where the soil is light and free-draining. The plant has been used in the treatment of a variety of ailments in the past, including liver problems, jaundice and sores. It was also believed to have the power to help rid the body of toxins. The name 'Toadflax' derives from the resemblance between one of the individual flowers and a toad, with the 'mouth' of the flower looking like that of a toad. The 'flax' part recalls the similarity between the Flax plant and the young stems before they develop flowers.

Latin Name

  • Linaria vulgaris

Life Cycle

  • Perennial

Flowering Time

  • June to October

Common Toadflax Wildflower Seed Max Flowering Height

  • 30cm

Common Toadflax Wildflower Seed Approx Sowing Rate

  • 0.45kg/Acre

Wildflower Site Preparation

The site should be weed free. Annual weeds should be controlled by mechanical means or by the use of contact based herbicide. Perennial weeds, for example docks thistle, nettles and couch grass can be dealt with using a translocated herbicide such as Round-Up. Cultivate to achieve a fine seed bed, sow seed mix and then roll to ensure firmness. The best results are obtained when there is good contact between the soil and the seeds.

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Sowing can best be achieved by mixing the seed with dry sand, dry sifted topsoil or sawdust and evenly broadcast. It is important that the seed is in contact with moisture in the soil so the seedbed should be lightly raked and then rolled.

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Wildflower Site Preparation The site should be weed free. Annual weeds should be controlled by mechanical means or by the use of contact based herbicide. Perennial weeds, for example docks thistle, nettles and couch grass can be dealt with using a translocated herbicide such as Round-Up. Cultivate to achieve a fine seed bed, sow seed mix and then roll to ensure firmness. The best results are obtained when there is good contact between the soil and the seeds. Sowing Times Sowing can best be achieved by mixing the seed with dry sand, dry sifted topsoil or sawdust and evenly broadcast. It is important that the seed is in contact with moisture in the soil so the seedbed should be lightly raked and then rolled.
Overvie York University is home to more than 16,000 students across nine colleges. The main campus in Heslington ha recently undergone a massive �750m campus expansion programme which included a programme to develo the landscape of the Heslington East campus, a site now supporting growing populations of wildlife and wil flowers The University has a 25-strong team of grounds staff headed up by Grounds Maintenance Manager, Gordo Eastham. Together, they are responsible for maintaining the 500-acre parkland campus, plus grounds at th Kings Manor site with a year round programme of planting, pruning and grass cutting The Proble The campus grounds are high profile and always on view making it imperative that they are maintained to a hig standard. As part of the expansion programme, Gordon an his team were tasked with supporting the biodiversity of th campus to make sure it is a suitable habitat for wildlife an wildflowers, whilst making it look attractive for students an visitors Gordon contacted John Chambers Wildflower Seed for hel and advice The Solutio The John Chambers Wildflower Seed team advised on species campus ground conditions and wildlife goals before supplin the most appropriate seed for the various areas to be plante around the campus, which made up around 10% of th university estate The John Chambers Conservation Best 6 Annuals Mix feature heavily in the planting scheme and produced a spectacula display of colour. The mix includes Poppy, Cornflower an Marigold; the different colours and flowering habits ar exceptionally complimentary to each other and produce uniquely showy and colourful combination.